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'Very large' fish kill reported in bay
The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 4, 2011 | Timothy B. Wheeler

Posted on 01/05/2011 1:05:33 AM PST by Pinkbell

State officials say they are investigating a "very large" fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, but suspect cold temperatures killed them, rather than any water-quality problems.

An estimated 2 million fish have been reported dead from the Bay Bridge south to Tangier Sound, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which investigates fish kills. The dead fish are primarily adult spot, with some juvenile croakers.

Agency spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said bay water quality appears acceptable, and biologists believe "cold-water stress" the likely cause of the fish kill. Spot are susceptible to colder water, she said, and normally leave the upper bay by now. Water temperatures plummeted in late December to near-record lows for that time of year, about 36 degrees. The average air temperature last month was 32.4 degrees, 4.3 degrees below normal, and reached 16 degrees at its lowest, according to the National Weather Service.

Large winter kills of spot have been documented at least twice before, the MDE spokeswoman said, with about 15 million dying in early 1976 and a smaller number in 1980. Anyone wanting to report seeing dead fish can call 1-800-MDE-GOTO.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: birds; deadbirds; deadfish; duplicate; fish; globalcooling
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1 posted on 01/05/2011 1:05:40 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

So, to clarify, we have:

First Birds Fall, Now 100,000 Fish Dead in Arkansas
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/03/first-birds-fall-now-100-000-fish-dead-in-arkansas/?icid=main%7Chp-desktop%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C193294

Thousands Of Fish Dead In Spruce Creek (Florida)
http://www.wftv.com/news/26367953/detail.html

Woman reports dozens of dead birds in her yard (Kentucky)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Woman-reports-dozens-of-dead-birds-in-her-yard-112830524.html

500 More Red-Wing Blackbirds Found Dead in Louisiana
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/04/500-more-redwing-blackbirds-found-dead-in-louisiana/?icid=main%7Chp-desktop%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C193488

‘Very large’ fish kill reported in bay
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/bs-gr-fish-kill-bay-20110104,0,5624655.story

Dead birds in Louisiana; dead fish in Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand
http://www.examiner.com/us-headlines-in-national/dead-birds-louisiana-dead-fish-maryland-brazil-and-new-zealand

Tons Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Brazil
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parana-online.com.br%2Feditoria%2Fcidades%2Fnews%2F502434%2F%3Fnoticia%3DMORTANDADE%2BMISTERIOSA%2BDE%2BPEIXES%2BNO%2BLITORAL&act=url

Mass bird death mystifies Swedish town
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1609484.php/Mass-bird-death-mystifies-Swedish-town

Victoria river mysteriously turns bright green
http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/12/30/victoria-river-mysteriously-turns-bright-green/


2 posted on 01/05/2011 1:06:05 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Sunspots...


3 posted on 01/05/2011 1:07:59 AM PST by x_plus_one (Who sews the wind reaps the storm...)
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To: Pinkbell

I’m thinking suicide.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 1:09:02 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: Pinkbell

Just your every day Fortean occurances.
I’m waiting for the rain of Frogs next.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 1:10:13 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pinkbell

global warming


6 posted on 01/05/2011 1:10:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: fr_freak

Consider that come time to eat all they think is “oh no, fish again!”


7 posted on 01/05/2011 1:12:01 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Pinkbell
It was the Worldwide Zionist ConspiracyTM transmitting Yoko Ono music through the HAARP system, the ELF and VLF comm channels and regular cell phone towers.

They're also replacing your regular coffee with decaffeinated Folger's Instant Crystals.

Or, so I suspect some "scholar" in Saudi Arabia, Yemen or Iran will claim in the next 24-72 hours.
8 posted on 01/05/2011 1:14:52 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tet68
Doubt those would change his mind.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 1:17:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Pinkbell
“I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD. “I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea— and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.” “When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.

Zephaniah 1-2:3

...just saying.

10 posted on 01/05/2011 1:29:59 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Pinkbell

Not many lifestyles that suck as much as being a fish that can’t tolerate cold water. Therapy bills must be enormous.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 1:34:50 AM PST by B.Lyle
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To: Pinkbell
Much colder then normal ocean water right now off Maryland Coast, Western Florida Panhandle and Bermuda. Just colder then normal ocean water right now off South Western Louisiana and Eastern Florida Panhandle coast.

Please note - We have a major Arctic Blast coming after the weekend. Situation may escalate up another order of magnitude. Florida is supposed to be spared this next major cold blast, but water around Florida is already colder then normal. Texas and Louisiana are gonna get hit hard according to Accuweather forecasts.

12 posted on 01/05/2011 1:43:29 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

My tributary off the Middle Bay (Balls Creek) has been frozen over for more than a month. It’s never stayed that way before in the 15 years we’ve been there. Blobal warming, indeed.

TC


13 posted on 01/05/2011 1:59:12 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pinkbell

“The dead fish are primarily adult spot, with some juvenile croakers”

Sounds like they were all croakers.


14 posted on 01/05/2011 2:05:03 AM PST by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling Allah Snackbar)
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To: Pinkbell; shibumi; 50mm

Swamp gas caused by global warm-cooling.

Nothing to see here.

Move along.

Mere coincidences, utterly unrelated.


15 posted on 01/05/2011 2:08:11 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: F15Eagle; shibumi
I blame Demi Moore.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 2:11:43 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: rickb308

Either get out of my head or start paying rent.

;D


17 posted on 01/05/2011 2:13:19 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: Pinkbell
Makes you wonder how this town got its name.
18 posted on 01/05/2011 2:20:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Salamander

I blame Demi Moore, too. I had to sit through one of her horrible movies in the 1980’s because my girlfriend wanted to see it.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 2:21:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Salamander

Thank you. I needed a laugh. I think I pulled something laughing.


20 posted on 01/05/2011 2:24:36 AM PST by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling Allah Snackbar)
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To: Pinkbell

How can this be, Maryland taxes my septic system $26.00 a year to clean up the bay? (sarc)


21 posted on 01/05/2011 2:26:06 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No it is Global cooling. We have reduced CO2 to low levels. This calls for emergency CO2 generation to make up for all the electric cars and windmills. I propose a vast program to produce millions of GTO’S and get them on the road to address the Cooling Crisis. Speed limits should be eliminated and Drag Racing between lights subsidized.


22 posted on 01/05/2011 2:37:42 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Beware the Big Government Media Complex)
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To: F15Eagle

Ugh.

Poor you.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 2:37:50 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: rickb308

I live to serve...even if it’s only as the lowly court jester...or as a bad example....;]

[and “Lunatic Fringe” just started playing on VH1 Classics...talk about synchronicity]


24 posted on 01/05/2011 2:40:37 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: Salamander

Yes, I felt like I was being tortured for about 1 hour and 45 minutes (or so).

She, of course, thought it wasn’t that bad of a movie.

There is some comfort in the fact that the shopping mall, and the theater inside, have since been leveled. It eases the pain, if only slightly.


25 posted on 01/05/2011 2:42:54 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Cinematic karma.

I hate to ask...which chick flick was it?


26 posted on 01/05/2011 3:28:55 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: maddog55

Me too and I’m a hundred and freaking 20 miles away from it.

Odds are nothing from *here* is making it to *there*.


27 posted on 01/05/2011 3:30:50 AM PST by Salamander (A an will walk right into Hell with his eyes wide open but even the Devil can't fool a dog.)
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To: Salamander

Thank you. I needed a laugh. I think I pulled something laughing.


28 posted on 01/05/2011 3:57:35 AM PST by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling Allah Snackbar)
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To: Pinkbell
The approach of 2012? (Cue: Twilight Zone Music)
29 posted on 01/05/2011 4:03:37 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: rickb308

LOL!!!


30 posted on 01/05/2011 4:04:47 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: Pinkbell

FR makes jokes... birds dropping from the sky... fish dying... all by tens if not hundreds of thousands... wake up... something is going on... and the lying fed say no worries... that is WHEN YOU WORRY MOST!

LLS


31 posted on 01/05/2011 4:25:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: americanophile

Could be... could be al qaeda and their biological program that missed... again... just saying.

LLS


32 posted on 01/05/2011 4:26:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Pinkbell
Cold water kills the croakers...details at 11
33 posted on 01/05/2011 4:34:41 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: F15Eagle

Watching Demi Moore prance around naked in the kitchen in “About Last Night...” wasn’t so bad. Still have it on VHS but have yet to watch it with the sound on. That Bronx accent of hers - yuk.

She had boob enhancement done shortly afterward, IIRC.


34 posted on 01/05/2011 4:35:27 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Pinkbell

Its a contrail, I tell ya. A contrail.


35 posted on 01/05/2011 4:40:30 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Nope...a missile.

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/63753/UNKNOWN_MISSILE_OR_OBJECT_SEEN_OF_TEXAS_COAST_/


36 posted on 01/05/2011 4:58:27 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Pinkbell
State officials say they are investigating a "very large" fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, but suspect cold temperatures killed them, rather than any water-quality problems.

Mrs. Paul's Fish Stick ping.


37 posted on 01/05/2011 5:08:13 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

” global warming “

global cooling.

global changing.

global stagnation.

Got it covered. All solutions same. = More Bigger Completer Totalification for Global Screwing.


38 posted on 01/05/2011 5:16:23 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: americanophile

Loving the juxtaposition of classic/modern verbal styles!


39 posted on 01/05/2011 5:18:26 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: Fresh Wind

” Makes you wonder how this town got its name. “

I figured you were talking about: http://wikimapia.org/1343620/Blue-Ball-PA


40 posted on 01/05/2011 5:21:45 AM PST by Humble Servant
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To: justa-hairyape

Yes, locally they are warning Texas to get ARCTIC Blast next week.We had snow last year (Houston), maybe a blizzard this year?


41 posted on 01/05/2011 5:22:46 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Marty62

The southerly march of the cold level might be beneficial.

Consider the palm tree, and Green Jays, and fire ants and Africanized bees..... all south loving species. They stop migrating northward somewhere in Texas.

If the cold continues south, perhaps the native Mexican human species will find it too cold north of the river and will quit coming.

Global cooling might save America


42 posted on 01/05/2011 5:27:14 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Humble Servant

Yeah, Blue Ball’s not far from Intercourse, PA.


43 posted on 01/05/2011 5:27:39 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: bert

OOps..... left out the obvious.

Global Warming causes Mexican migration


44 posted on 01/05/2011 5:28:13 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Pinkbell

Maryland was freezing last year at this time and I don’t remember a fish kill. Any other Marylander’s out there who remember one?


45 posted on 01/05/2011 5:43:53 AM PST by momtothree
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To: elcid1970

Yes those folks born in Roswell, New Mexico have very annoying Bronx accents.


46 posted on 01/05/2011 5:49:46 AM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Pinkbell

The fish kill was probably all the cars using the Chesapeake Bay bridge to get to the football games. Therefore the football games and all non official vehicle traffic on the Bay bridge should be stopped to protect the fish. Just think of all the oil that drips out of the cars into the Bay also. There I diagnosed the problem for free, hundreds of miles away from the scene/s.


47 posted on 01/05/2011 5:55:11 AM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Pinkbell

Yep, we never have cold winter water in the Chesapeake Bay, those fish sure must have been surprised

and when they die en masse in the summer, it’s due to “lack of oxygen”

sarc

I can remember when the bay was frozen solid ...and no massive fish kills

Fact is Tangier to the Bay Bridge is a BIG chunk of the Bay, will we ever get the honest word about WTF is going on


48 posted on 01/05/2011 6:06:09 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: momtothree

Maryland freezes every winter
Nothing extreme has happened
I remember in the 90s(?) a winter when the Bay was frozen solid and ice cutters had to keep the channel open to Baltimore but the fish didn’t die by the millions


49 posted on 01/05/2011 6:11:26 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Fresh Wind; Humble Servant
"Yeah, Blue Ball’s not far from Intercourse, PA."

And they're both just a few miles from Bird-In-Hand and Paradise.

50 posted on 01/05/2011 6:15:33 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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